Oral history interview with John Held, Jr

Summary
Collection ID:
AAA.held17
Creators:
Held, John, 1947-
Karlstrom, Paul J.
Dates:
2017 September 28-October 3
Languages:
English
Physical Description:
9 Items
Sound recording: 9 sound files (5 hr., 4 min.)
digital, wav
131 Pages
Transcript
Repository:

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
An interview with John Held, Jr. conducted 2017 September 28 and October 3, by Paul Karlstrom, for the Archives of American Art, at Karlstrom's home in San Francisco, California.

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
John Held (1947-) is a rubberstamp artist, participant in the international mail art network, activist, performance artist, collector of mail art, and a fine arts librarian in San Francisco, California. Interviewer Paul Karlstrom (1941-) is a writer and art historian in San Francisco, California.

Administration
Existence and Location of Copies
Transcript is available on the Archives of American Art's website.
Author
Immediate Source of Acquisition
This interview is part of the Archives of American Art Oral History Program, started in 1958 to document the history of the visual arts in the United States, primarily through interviews with artists, historians, dealers, critics and administrators.

Using the Collection
System Details
Recorded on Tascam DR 100MKII R000326.

Related Materials
The Archives of American Art also holds the papers of John Held.

Keywords
Keywords table of terms and types.
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Performance artists -- California -- San Francisco -- Interviews Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
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Repository Contact
Archives of American Art
750 9th Street, NW
Victor Building, Suite 2200
Washington, D.C. 20001
https://www.aaa.si.edu/services/questions
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